Isaiah 26:1-6

Words: Isaac Watts, "Hymns and Spiritual Songs"


   1  How honorable is the place
         Where we adoring stand!
      Zion, the glory of the earth,
         And beauty of the land!

   2  Bulwarks of mighty grace defend
         The city where we dwell;
      The walls, of strong salvation made,
         Defy the assaults of hell.

   3  Lift up the everlasting gates,
         The doors wide open fling;
      Enter, ye nations that obey
         The statutes of our King.

   4  Here shall you taste unmingled joys,
         And live in perfect peace,
      And that have known Jehovah's name,
         And ventured on his grace.

   5  Trust in the Lord, for ever trust,
         And banish all your fears;
      Strength in the Lord Jehovah dwells,
         Eternal as his years.

   6  What though the rebels dwell on high,
         His arm shall bring them low;
      Low as the caverns of the grave
         Their lofty heads shall bow.

   7  On Babylon our feet shall tread
         In that rejoicing hour;
      The ruins of her walls shall spread
         A pavement for the poor.

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